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Tag management 2016 [duplicate]

Since it is a new year and the old Tag Management question has already over 70 answers, it is time for a new Tag Management thread. Rules of the game are basically the same: Post your suggestion as ...
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Tag cleanup 2014 [duplicate]

Tags need a regular cleanup. There was a number of questions on particular tags recently — but (while proposals for some really major changes should, perhaps, be posted as separate questions) maybe a ...
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"(subgroups)" tag, not "(sub-groups)" [duplicate]

I am noticing that the sub-groups tag is created. But it should be spelled subgroups, without a hyphen. I attempted to modify and create a tag with the correct spelling; however I received this notice:...
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Tag merging and synonyms [closed]

Moderator's Note: I am (at least) temporarily closing this thread. New suggestions should be made in the current Winter tag cleanup meta-thread. This is half a question, half an announcement. I ...
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Tag management 2017 [duplicate]

New year, new tag management thread. Rules of the game are basically the same: Post your suggestion as an answer here if you see A particularly bad tag (a rule of thumb: «if I can't imagine a ...
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Tag management 2021

New year, new tag management thread. Rules of the game are basically the same: Post your suggestion as an answer here if you see A particularly bad tag (a rule of thumb: “if I can't imagine a person ...
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Let's blacklist the [graph] tag

The graph tag is supposed to be for questions about the graphs of functions. But it is very commonly misapplied to questions that are about the graphs of graph theory. These questions are supposed ...
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Do we need the (self-learning) tag?

The self-learning tag seems to be used to indicate that the question arose from the OP's own study rather than being assigned as homework. In the past we had a homework tag, and I imagine self-...
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The difference between [teaching] and [education]

Update: teaching is now a synonym of education. While I think that teaching has a clear meaning, education could refer to teaching (doing the educating) or being/getting educated. I'd suggest that ...
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Expanding abbreviated tag names

As the character limit for tag names was raised to 35, we can now replace some awkwardly abbreviated tag names (like geometric-invariant-theor) with their fully spelled out names. I've already done ...
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Should we have tags (maximal-ideals) and (prime-ideals)?

Currently the tags maximal-ideals and prime-ideals exist (161 and 221 questions respectively). These tags have been discussed in the past here and here. I am not sure whether a consensus was reached....
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Disambiguating the [congruences] tag

The tags congruences and modular-arithmetic seem to cover similar ground (judging from the questions which have them). However, the former can also be misunderstood as talking about the general ...
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highest-common-factor $\cong$ greatest-common-divisor

For the sake of our British users, I've introduced a highest-common-factor tag and I think it should be made a synonym of the greatest-common-divisor tag. Thoughts? How do I go about making this ...
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On the [gcd] tag

Some couple of days ago, some question was bumped and it had spawned (apparently in its original version) a tag named gcd. I find this tag to be particularly uninteresting, and somewhat non-revealing ...
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What's the [problem-solving] tag for?

here are 358 questions tagged problem-solving. Question: What's the problem-solving tag for? The questions with this tag seem wildly varied. By the looks of things, it's mainly added to questions ...
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Do we need more [stability]?

Stability of solutions is a pretty big topic in differential equations, both in ODE and PDE. And there are many such questions in differential-equations tag, but they are not easy to search for, ...
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Whether, when, and why to have a new reopen and undelete request thread

Over two years old and with 230 "answers" (some deleted) is the original Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 10/2012 - 12/2014). Some were interested for several reasons in ...
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On (gcd) and (greatest-common-divisor) and other similar tags

Despite the fact that the gcd tag has already been discussed here and here, it seems that the discussion about this probably deserves a separate thread. At the moment there is gcd, which was made ...
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Warning for new tags

I have a reasonable idea for a feature request. When a user is creating a tag the system will recognize that and point out that the following tag is new, requiring the user to acknowledge the ...
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Blacklist the [completeness] tag

Completeness is an important notion in mathematics. Metric spaces can be complete, a theory can be complete, a logic can be complete, and set of propositional connectives can be complete, and many ...
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Can we delete the [basis] tag?

The basis was recently created. But it's a horrible tag. There are different notions of basis in mathematics, and they are not entirely the same at all. Hamel basis Hilbert basis. Schauder basis. ...
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"Contradiction" tag -- second passing

The contradiction tag has been discussed previously, here. It was also mentioned in the tag management thread. On both accounts, it was reasonably favoured that something ought to be done about it. ...
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How can we create a new tag in a Stack Exchange site?

How can we create a new tag in a Stack Exchange site?
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Expectation means average?

We have three ambiguous tags average, expectation and means. They are often used for probability and statistics problems. The tag expected-value has been synonymized with probability. The current ...
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Are the "teaching" and "learning", and "education" tags appropriate here given that there's a ME.SE?

The education tag seems almost as compromised as the self-learning tag, i.e. lots of questions that aren't about the education process are tagged so simply because some is [self-]educating by asking a ...
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Should the tag (fractions) be a synonym of (rational-numbers)?

I have noticed that in the list of suggested synonyms there is a suggestion to synonymize fractions and rational-numbers. See also here. I am not sure this is a good idea. For example, I can imagine ...
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What to do with the (subspaces) tag?

There is a tag called subspaces. (It seems that it was created by this user.) Both tag-wiki and tag-excerpt are currently empty, so the usage is unclear.1 If we consider just the name of the tag, ...
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A warning to those who use only rare/new tags

There are discussions on giving warnings to those who creates new tags: 1, 2. It seems that this feature has not been carried out in Math SE. Does anyone know why? I would be very happy to see this ...
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Should there be a review queue for suggested tag synonyms?

A tag synonym that I proposed here: suggestion to make (solution-verification) a synonym of (proof-verification) has only received one vote since I proposed it on June 7. Even worse, there are ...
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My first tag synonym suggestion. Did I do it right?

I recently suggested that the kaehler-manifolds tag is a synonym of the kahler-manifolds tag. Was this the right thing to do for these specific tags, and if so, should I mention the suggestion in this ...
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How can I suggest a tag synonym? Where can I vote for/against tag synonym?

How can a tag-synonym be suggested? Who can suggest a tag-synonym? How is a tag-synonym approved? Where can users vote for/against a synonym? What other important facts should I know about tag-...
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How should questions about Cantor space and Cantor cubes be tagged?

There exists a tag called cantor-set. Based on the current revision of the tag-info it is about Cantor ternary set and also about generalization to fat Cantor set. Both of them have very similar ...
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Audit of tags and tag descriptions

This is a suggestion for a periodic audit of tags now that there are tag badges. Having just looked at my own "tag" list, there are a number which must be of limited use. But since tags were invented, ...
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Make teaching a synonym of education

I propose making teaching a synonym of education, because they are fairly closely related and questions on education should go to Mathematics Educators anyway.
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which questions falls under the tag 'problem-solving'?

I am not sure how to use this problem-solving tag, since by name it seems to me that any problem/excercise would fall under this category?!
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Should double factorials be under the factorial tag?

There has just recently ben created a double-factorial tag. I don't think we should have another tag just for this and that the tag factorial suits it well enough. I propose we change the tag wiki for ...
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Tag wiki for math-software incorrectly directs WolframAlpha questions to Mathematica.SE

Change made to this tag wiki (2/14/15) The current about box at the top of the math-software tag page currently directs users with questions regarding WolframAlpha to consider posting on Mathematica ...
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Deleting Tags after being created

Is it possible to delete a tag after it has been created. For example when I post a question under the tag, Analytic number theory sometimes, Analytic only appears in the Tag column and the Analytic ...
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The [fractions] tag

Related: Should the tag (fractions) be a synonym of (rational-numbers)? The fractions tag is badly used. According to its description it is a synonym of rational-numbers. In practice it is used for ...
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Effect of usage of tags on reputation.

Suppose I made a tag and it is used by many people everyday, so will it increase my reputation? And also, suppose no one uses it even once for a long time, i.e. 6 months, then?
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What is the procedure for burnination (deletion) of tags?

I was scanning the tag list for Mathematics, there are loads that have never been used and probably never will be. Can anyone nominate a tag for burnination, is there procedure to follow, and who ...
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The [contradiction] tag

I wonder what should be done with the contradiction tag. Some time ago it has been proposed to be deleted. A possible worthwhile use of the tag could be using it for questions about the logic behind a ...
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Smart automatic mass-retagging

Is there some way to automatically mass-retag questions in a strategic manner? I'm trying to implement a tag suggestion which involves removing the tag self-learning. Basically, I'd like to: Retag ...
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Creation of a Hamel basis tag

Today I created a new tag: hamel-basis (by the way, it was my first tag creation). I tagged several questions with it, including this one (the one which was the inspiration for doing it). Then, Asaf ...
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Why isn't the book-recommendations tag a synonym for reference-request?

I recently noticed the book-recommendation tag and I've been wondering why it isn't a synonym for the reference-request tag. All I could find here on Meta is that it used to be so when it was created, ...
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Why do we have separate complex-integration and contour-integration tags?

It seems like these are nearly identical in nature. The tag for complex integration was created three months ago and the contour-integration tag has been around for over two years. I feel like the ...
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limits-without-lhospital tag misspelled

It seems stemming from this discussion that the tag limits-without-lhospital was created. Someone even corrected the spelling of the name in the excerpt recently, but the title still reflects ...
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Unable to add "span" tag to (linear algebra) question

I thought that "span" would be a good tag to add to this question on Mathematics Stack Exchange, but when I click on "Edit Tags", type "span", click on "span", and click on "Save Tag Edits", I don't ...
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Can someone put in an explanation for the regular-expressions tag?

For example, the analytic-number-theory tag has the following helpful explanation: Questions on the use of the methods of real/complex analysis in the study of number theory. Hopefully someone ...
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Adding tags to (suggested) edits

Can I user with sufficient reputation (1000) to create new tags add these tags to suggested edits? What about users with sufficient reputation (2000) to edit posts?